Thursday, August 25, 2016

Building Modern Cloud Applications on Azure [feedly]

Building Modern Cloud Applications on Azure
https://blog.chef.io/2016/08/24/building-modern-cloud-applications-on-azure/

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At ChefConf 2016, Boris Scholl, Principal PM for Azure, presented, "Building Modern Cloud Applications on Azure." Watch the recorded session below to hear why Microsoft is betting on open source in the cloud, how they enable, integrate, release and contribute to it, and why it's important for your DevOps practices, wherever you are in your journey.

In his own words:

There's a lot going on in the cloud, much of it driven by open source, the community, and born in the cloud companies. Fueled by desire to be fast to market and to realize the economics of Cloud adoption, DevOps practices are becoming more and more commonplace across companies of all sizes to accommodate modern cloud application (microservices) needs.

As these organizations invest in their people and processes to enable modern DevOps and look at the cloud to deliver business value, a thorough and innovative open source strategy has become a key factor in evaluating the platforms out there.

Microsoft is building an open cloud in Azure, where more than 1 in 4 virtual machines run Linux. A wide array of partners like Chef are bringing DevOps practices to life in the cloud where we work with partners like Docker and Mesosphere to build solutions that help customers deliver real value in exploring industry trends, such as Azure Container Service.

Learn More

Visit our Azure partner page for more Azure and Chef resources.

You might also be interested in our white paper, "DevOps and the Cloud: Chef and Microsoft Azure." This paper is an introduction to how using DevOps patterns with cloud resources can decrease time to market and reduce costs.